The data collection application requires a laptop PC running Microsoft Windows version Vista/7/8/8.1/10 that is portable enough to be carried while performing a site survey. Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 provides support for many wireless network adapters.
- Portable Document File (PDF) viewer such as Acrobat or FoxIt Reader
Viewing the user's guide requires a PDF viewer application such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader or FoxIt Software's FoxIt Reader. Also, site survey reports generated in the PDF format require a viewer to be viewed. You can optionally generate reports in HTML format which do not require this viewer. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, visit Adobe's Web site at: http://www.adobe.com/. To download FoxIt Reader, go to http://www.foxitsoftware.com/.
- Supported Wireless Adapter
A supported external USB or integrated wireless network adapter is required. A free utility called VisiWave CheckAdapter is available for download. This utility tests your wireless adapter to see if it is supported.
View a partial list of support adapters. In some cases, the latest drivers from the adapter manufacturer may be required.
- OpenGL Capable Graphics Adapter (Pro version only)
VisiWave Site Survey Pro requires a computer with a graphics adapter and driver that support OpenGL v3.0 or later. Most modern laptops and tablets provide this support, but some older or low-end computers might not.
- Memory Requirements for VisiWave Site Survey Pro
Performing RF simulations for doing predictive surveys can require a large amount of computer memory. We recommend at least 8GB of RAM. If you have less than this, you may not be able to complete simulations that are more complicated.
- Supported Floor Plan Image
You will need a "top view" or "bird's eye view" of the survey area. This image can be in GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or Windows BMP format. If you currently have a CAD drawing of your area, most CAD programs can export a floor plan view in JPEG format. Or, you can scan in a paper-version of your floor plan. Or, you can take a digital picture of a floor plan sign, such as a building directory or the fire-escape map found on the back of hotel room doors. In the worst case, you can create a rough drawing by hand of the walls of the area being surveyed. If you are surveying an outside area, you can use screen captures of any of the many online mapping services or scanned in images of printed maps.
This USB device is required in order to collect spectrum (interference) data using VisiWave.
A utility cart of some type works very well for carrying your laptop while conducting an indoor site survey. Placing the laptop on the cart allows you to easily click on the screen and gets rid of the burden of having to carry the laptop.